Book 7: Chapter 006: Jingwei Filling the Sea
In a forest east of the Myriad Age Daoist Sect:
Lin Waner woke up with a slight headache, feeling groggy. However, she quickly came to her senses.
“Don’t!” Lin Waner sat up in alarm.
However, she found that she was no longer in the Myriad Age Daoist Sect. Instead, she saw Gu Hai operating a Go Dao ritual array by a nearby lake.
“Gu Hai?” Lin Waner felt stunned, remembering what had happened earlier.
Gu Hai had appeared at the last moment. That was not a dream? It was really Gu Hai?
Lin Waner’s eyes turned red.
At the nearby lake:
Since there were no Go Dao laws in the world, there was no way to use the Life Trapper Saber to lay a ritual array. Gu Hai had to use countless enchanted treasures and spirit stones to lay a ritual array, manifesting a fog to cover the entire lake.
As Gu Hai operated the ritual array, a spatial tunnel suddenly appeared above the fog.
“It’s not working? There’s no way to summon more people?” Gu Hai said with an unsightly expression.
This Go Dao ritual array created a spatial tunnel to the Sa’s Immortal Firmament. Previously, Sun Wukong and the Severed Sect’s Heavenly Access arrived via this spatial tunnel. Now, Gu Hai could not summon any more people, unable to connect to the Sa’s Immortal Firmament.
“The Severed Sect’s Heavenly Access already died. How am I to send someone back?” Gu Hai frowned.
Gu Hai extended his hand and captured a large fish, which he tossed into the spatial tunnel.
The spatial tunnel shredded the fish the moment it entered.
Clearly, using a fish to substitute for the Severed Sect’s Heavenly Access does not work.
I cannot summon more people?
Gu Hai showed an unsightly expression. Just then, Lin Waner woke up and shouted, “Don’t!”
Gu Hai pulled his hand back, and the entire ritual array collapsed; he dismissed the ritual array.
Gu Hai turned his head to look at the nearby Lin Waner, whose face was wet with tears. He immediately walked over.
“Waner, you are awake?” Gu Hai said gently.
Lin Waner stared at Gu Hai with an aggrieved look in her eyes.
“I’m here. Don’t worry and return with me,” Gu Hai said gently as he held Lin Waner’s hands.
“You scoundrel!” Lin Waner suddenly started crying loudly.
However, Gu Hai hugged Lin Waner tight in one quick movement.
Borderless Heavenly Capital, Han Imperial Dynasty:
Mo Yike had returned too. Only Gu Hai had not returned, making the officials anxious.
Mo Yike was wise and intelligent. Although Chen Tianshan took charge, he still considered Mo Yike’s opinion in many matters.
Mo Yike and Chen Tianshan drank tea while chatting in a large hall.
“Crown Prince Gu Qin returned, and he did not try to vie for authority?” Mo Yike looked at Chen Tianshan as he took a sip of tea.
Chen Tianshan nodded.
“The crown prince thought hard about this. He feared causing an internal conflict. After all, he had represented the Heavenly Go Pavilion to challenge us previously,” Mo Yike said with a smile.
“Lord Mo, is His Highness…?” Chen Tianshan looked at Mo Yike.
“Don’t worry. His Reverence personally told me His Highness has recovered. His not wanting to take over the nation, for now, is the best scenario. Just continue holding down the fort until His Reverence returns and restores the crown prince’s authority,” Mo Yike advised seriously.
“Alright. However, there has not been any news of His Reverence so far.” Chen Tianshan frowned.
“It is not like you are unaware of His Reverence’s capabilities. The blessings’ return is already sufficient. Perhaps he got delayed by something.” Mo Yike shook his head after sipping some tea.
Just at this moment, Meng Tai rushed over.
“Duke, Lord Mo? It’s great that you are here. The Yan Heavenly Dynasty’s Princess Jingwei is asking His Reverence for help,” Meng Tai reported with a frown.
“Oh?” the two replied in shock.
Meng Tai took out a zither puppet and used it to replay Jingwei’s call for help.
“Asking His Reverence for help? Boundless lifespan?” Mo Yike narrowed his eyes.
“Lord Mo, could it be a trap?” Chen Tianshan frowned.
“His Reverence definitely needs lifespan. This matter is of grave importance. It does not matter whether it is a trap or not; it is not something we can decide. Just wait for His Reverence to decide,” Mo Yike said with a frown.
“Alright!” Everyone nodded.
An official rushed over. “Milord, there is word from His Reverence’s zither puppet!”
Everyone immediately stood up.
Soon, they were in communication with Gu Hai via a zither puppet in a palace hall despite the enormous distance separating them.
A forest in the south of the Divine Continent:
A vast amount of sword qi swept through the forest, shredding and killing everything they encountered.
“Gu Hai, I know you are here. Come out!” Sect Master Heavenly Access snorted coldly in the air as he searched the surroundings.
In a nearby river:
Gu Hai and Lin Waner quietly left the area, flowing with the current and going far away.
When they entered the forest, they continued fleeing stealthily.
They finally shook off Sect Master Heavenly Access after several days of hiding.
“What’s going on? Sect Master Heavenly Access already found us twice?” Gu Hai frowned heavily.
“It is all my fault.” Lin Waner blamed herself.
“I cultivate the emotionless Supreme Ascendant, one of the Myriad Age Daoist Sect’s lines of inheritance. Sect Master Heavenly Access finds us by following the Supreme Ascendant’s aura. Although he cannot determine my exact position, he picks up a rough direction.” Lin Waner continued blaming herself.
“Oh? The Supreme Ascendant’s aura? How about you enter my immortal firmament?” Gu Hai asked.
“It’s useless. This is a method that Essence Genesis invented after Sect Master Supreme Ascendant died eight hundred thousand years ago. He can sense my position even in the void. How about you leave me? Just ignore me!” Lin Waner suggested with a bitter smile.
“Hah! You must be joking!” Gu Hai felt tickled by this.
Leave Lin Waner behind? How could that be possible?
“Alright. There’s no need to blame yourself. If he is chasing us, so be it. I will make sure he never catches us.” Gu Hai smiled.
“No buts. Remember this: now that I have grabbed hold of you, you are never to leave me again!” Gu Hai said sternly.
“Alright.” Although Lin Waner appeared reluctant, her heart melted.
“Are we returning to your Han Nation?” Lin Waner asked.
“Our Han Nation,” Gu Hai immediately corrected.
“Alright,” Lin Waner said while pouting.
Gu Hai shook his head. “We are not returning for now. Sect Master Heavenly Access will have his guard up against us. It would be easy to expose ourselves if we headed north. Furthermore, Sect Master Heavenly Access is too strong. If he goes crazy, my Han Nation citizens will suffer, so we should not return for now.”
“Where are we going, then?”
“Didn’t I contact Borderless Heavenly Capital yesterday? We are going to Divine Farmer City,” Gu Hai said seriously.
“The Yan Heavenly Dynasty’s Divine Farmer City?” Lin Waner frowned slightly.
Gu Hai nodded. “Although Jiang Lianshan has died, none of those connected to him are easy to deal with, not even his daughter. Haha! His eldest daughter, Ba, is the hanba zombies’ ancestor. To think his younger daughter came to me for help. She is probably extraordinary too. We are going to meet her.”
Lin Waner nodded. “I have read records concerning Jingwei before.”
“She is Jiang Lianshan’s younger daughter. Initially, she was called Nuwa. Jiang Lianshan was too busy running the nation and had no time to accompany Nuwa, so she would sneak out to have fun. Once, she went boating in the Eastern Sea alone. It was a calm and pleasant day, but strong winds and heavy rain suddenly arose. The waves soared high, capsizing her small boat. As a result, she fell into the sea and drowned. After Jiang Lianshan found out, he grieved greatly, slaughtering all the animal spirits in that sea region. However, Nuwa could not come back to life. Her corpse sank into the sea and vanished. Her souls came out and turned into a strange bird. At first, that bird’s cries sounded like ‘Jingwei! Jingwei!’ Later on, it started carrying rocks to fill the sea every day. At that time, rumors of Jingwei filling the sea spread. Later on, Jiang Lianshan found her and restored her memories. Perhaps he felt guilty, or there was some other reason, but he treasured her greatly from then on. However, her corpse was gone. Only her souls turned into Jingwei,” Lin Waner recalled.
“Jingwei filling the sea?” Gu Hai smiled bitterly.
I have heard this story on Earth before. Perhaps Jingwei is an incredible character? After all, she had the same fate in the development of two immortal firmaments.
“Of course, this is only a legend. I do not know whether it is true or false.” Lin Waner shook her head.
“It does not matter whether it is true or false. Let’s go and meet her,” Gu Hai said seriously.
Lin Waner nodded.
The two headed for the Yan Heavenly Dynasty while avoiding Sect Master Heavenly Access’s pursuit.
As Sect Master Heavenly Access gave chase, he frowned slightly. “Oh? To think Gu Hai is not returning to Borderless Heavenly Capital? Hah! Go on and hide. Let’s see how long you can hide. Humph!”
Gu Hai and Lin Waner avoided Sect Master Heavenly Access’s pursuit for three months while heading for Divine Farmer City.
As they had parted for a long time, their fondness for each other flourished. They coital cultivated along the way with the Worldly Sorrowful Endowment, resulting in Lin Waner’s cultivation skyrocketing.
When they reached Divine Farmer City’s territory, Lin Waner’s cultivation had already reached the peak of the Middle Heavenly Palace Realm. Although her cultivation was equal to Gu Hai’s, she was much weaker than him.
The two sneaked into Divine Farmer City and arrived at the residence of a Han Nation’s Embroidered Uniform Guard scout.
In a large hall, a few Embroidered Uniform Guards kowtowed excitedly in salute. “This insignificant official salutes Your Reverence!”
These were all spies that Meng Tai had picked out of the elites, chosen for their fanatical devotion to Gu Hai. They all felt extremely excited when Gu Hai arrived in person.
“This is all the information you collected recently?” Gu Hai asked, feeling bewildered.
One of the Embroidered Uniform Guards said, “Yes. When news of Jiang Lianshan’s death spread, the Yan Heavenly Dynasty fell into chaos. The Scarlet Emperor, the White Emperor, Jiang Gautama, and Ji Dihong sent soldiers to suppress all chaos, rebellions, and invitations, maintaining the Yan Heavenly Dynasty’s territory. Despite the strong pressure, the Yan Heavenly Dynasty has maintained its original state. Princess Jingwei took charge, and she will formally succeed the throne tomorrow.”
“Oh? Jiang Gautama and Ji Dihong are recommending Jingwei to succeed the throne? Hah! Since when have those two been so kind?” Gu Hai narrowed his eyes slightly.
“We do not know.”
The Embroidered Uniform Guards not knowing was perfectly normal. After all, Jiang Gautama and Ji Dihong were deep schemers. How could everyone know?
“Did the Flame Monarch seek you out?” Gu Hai asked.
“Yes! The Flame Monarch found one of our branches three months ago and asked us to send a message back to the capital,” an Embroidered Uniform Guard answered respectfully.
“Go inform the Flame Monarch that we are here. We want to meet Jingwei,” Gu Hai instructed.